K K Sarier

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BACKGROUND Platelet dysfunction is a major contributor to bleeding after cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB), yet it remains difficult to diagnose. A point-of-care monitor, the platelet-activated clotting time (PACT), measures accelerated shortening of the kaolin-activated clotting time by addition of platelet activating factor. The authors sought to evaluate the(More)
BACKGROUND Intraoperative blood pressure lability may be related to risk factors, hypovolemia, light anesthesia, and morbid outcomes, but the measurements of lability in previous studies have been limited by imprecise and infrequent data collection methods. Computerized intraoperative data acquisition systems have provided an opportunity to readdress the(More)
The activated coagulation (clotting) time (ACT) is widely used to monitor heparin therapy during cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). Since thrombocytopenia occurs during and for some time after CPB, we considered the possibility that thrombocytopenia may affect the ACT. Blood samples were obtained from 12 healthy volunteers. Thrombocytopenic samples were created(More)
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